The BHV Endowment Fund
The Brave Heart Volunteers Endowment Fund was initiated in 2013 through the foresight and generosity of David and Margaret Steward, who made a substantial gift of $50,000. Since then, the funds have grown nearly tenfold and the
endowment is now managed by the Juneau Community Foundation. The Stewards recently pledged another generous gift of $10,000, with an invitation for others to contribute as well, to ensure that every Sitkan facing terminal illness, isolation, and grief will continue to have the support they need.
What does a gift to the endowment mean?
A simple analogy is to think of BHV as a flower garden and every donation is a beautiful flower in the garden. General donations, along with fundraising and grant monies, are the garden “annuals," like marigolds and petunias. They last only for a season and require replanting each year, but their steady vibrant blooms brighten the garden and bring fulfillment for the entire season. Whereas, gifts to the endowment are the “perennials,” like forget-me-nots and Sitka roses. Although they need time to mature, with proper care and planting, they regrow, multiply, and last for many years. Their lovely blossoms also extend the garden’s colorful season and make an impact year after year. Overall, a mix of annuals and perennials creates a successful, healthy garden, and with attentive cultivation, will continue to offer a bountiful return.
Your gift helps us to help others
It's quite fitting that the Brave Heart Volunteers office is situated among the beautiful gardens of the Sitka Pioneers Home. Thanks to the kindness of all our donors, we are able to serve Sitka annually and we aim to be here perennially. Your contribution to the BHV Endowment Fund secures our longevity and (1) safeguards the BHV Mission to provide compassionate care, companionship, respite, and education to those facing illness, isolation, end of life, and grief; (2) helps finance staffing and program needs; (3) allows BHV to offer free services permanently.
Thank you for making a contribution to the BHV Endowment Fund today!
You may donate by credit card using the donation button below
or mail a check to:
Juneau Community Foundation
350 North Franklin Street, Suite 4
Juneau, AK 99801
Please include your name and address to receive a tax deduction letter, and
consider adding 3% to your donation to cover the online transaction.
Thank you to all our generous supporters who have donated to the
Brave Heart Volunteers Endowment Fund!
David & Margaret Steward
Sitka Community Hospital Foundation
Andrea Thomas & Steve Reifenstuhl
Brent & Valerie Edwards
Charles & Christine Horan
Cindy Edwards & Brant Brantman
Dennis & Jane Demmert
Dennis & Jean Longstreth
First National Bank of Alaska
Flora Dexter Peterson
Gary & Deb Paxton
Heidi & Karla Horner Raffaele
Jay & Amy Sweeney
Jody Smothers Marcello
John & Jo Cunningham
Linda M. Schmidt
Marg Ann Parsons
Mary Beth Nelson
Mary Lisa Carenza
Max & Bonnie Cotrell
Mike & Cindy Litman
Mike & Tonya Venneberg
R. I. Eliason
Michele Friedman & Roland Wirth
Scott & Cleo Klemzak Brylinksy
Silver Bay Seafoods
Stanley & Nancy Barge
Thad & Sandy Poulson
Vern & Ruth Culp
William & Nancy Yaw Davis